Musallam Al-Barrak
Musallam Al-Barrak

KUWAIT: A court yesterday ordered Al-Shahed newspaper to compensate former MP Musallam Al-Barrak KD 50,000 because of an article it published against him. Barrak, a leading political opposition figure, has been jailed since last June to serve a two-year sentence for offending His Highness the Amir.

Separately, a court yesterday acquitted Firdous Cooperative Society’s chairman of board and treasurer of embezzlement charges, said lawyer Dowaim Al-Mowaizri, noting the court also ordered annulling a previous ruling sentencing them to prison.

Meteorologist Essa Ramadan expected humidity to increase to high levels in coastal areas and reach inland before it subsides again starting Saturday.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi